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School of Medicine, c. 1979

Medical School Duluth

The Medical School has as its primary mission the education of medical students to become family physicians or other primary care doctors to serve in rural Minnesota or American Indian communities. Thus, undergraduate students can complete their four-year undergraduate, pre-medical education program at UMD and can also complete their first two years of medical school here. After these first two years at the Medical School, students will automatically transfer to the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis where they will finish their final two clinical years of medical school and receive their MD degree. No other medical school in the country turns out a larger proportion of family practice doctors than UMD. The faculty at the school, while renowned for their teaching, is internationally recognized for their research expertise, securing more than $3.2 million in research and training grants each year.

The Medical School Duluth has been successful in reaching its mission. Recently, the University of Minnesota Medical School was among the top ten medical schools honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians for graduating the greatest percentage of students who chose family medicine. Overall, 50% of the medical school's graduates have become family physicians, compared with 11% of physicians nationally, and 45% are practicing in communities of 25,000 or less, compared with 4% of physicians nationally.

  • The Early Admissions Scholars Program is a joint program of the Medical School Duluth and the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. This program allows exceptional candidates to complete a Biomedical Sciences bachelor's degree and medical school in seven years. Students interested in the program should work closely with their pre-med advisor to complete the required coursework before application after their sophomore year of college.

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Follow the main hallway through the School of Medicine. When the building ends, turn right to enter MWAH.

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  13. Kirby Plaza
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  15. Montague Hall
  16. Endazi-gikinoo'amaading
  17. Labovitz School of Business and Economics
  18. Library
  19. Swenson Civil Engineering Building
  20. Voss-Kovach Hall
  21. Engineering Building
  22. Visualization & Digital Imaging Lab
  23. Marshall Performing Arts Center
  24. Sports and Health Center
  25. Weber Music Hall
  26. Humanities Building
  27. A.B. Anderson Hall
  28. Tweed Museum of Art
  29. Cina Hall
  30. Chester Park
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